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October 5, 2003

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        NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS
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Issue No. 119          http://www.etnews.org           10-5-2003
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- News
- ET Journal
- NICET Test Dates
- AFAA Class Schedule
- Comments & Acknowledgements

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NEWS 
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PHONES: Mobile smoke alarms 
The Guardian - Final Edition October 1, 2003
http://www6.lexisnexis.com/wpublisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplay
FullDocument&orgId=63&docId=l:52736318&topicId=13721&start=1&top
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TOKYO eying new fire alarm ordinance Daily Yomiuri, Japan
... Researchers found that the time spent from the outbreak of
fire until a fire department is notified could be shortened by
about 80 seconds if an alarm was ...
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/20031005wo33.htm

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FIRE alarm clears airport terminal Kentucky Post, KY
... 3 and some flights canceled at the Cincinnati/Northern
Kentucky International Airport Friday after a sprinkler system
leaked on a transformer, triggering fire ...
http://www.kypost.com/2003/10/04/airp100403.html

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$5M OK'd to improve schools Knoxville News Sentinel, TN
... The board also approved $500,000 for fire alarm upgrades.
Wednesday marked the start of Fire Safety Month, as declared by
Gov. Phil Bredesen. ...
http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/local_news/article/0,1406,KNS_347_23
14547,00.html

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VA Approves $7 Million for Massachusetts State Veterans Home
Yahoo News (press release)
... Department of Veterans Affairs has conditionally approved a
grant for nearly $7 million to Massachusetts to assist with the
installation of a new fire alarm ...
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030929/dcm020_1.html

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I'll see you in Happyrock this week.

Have fun!

Mike
mailto:mbbaker@etnews.org

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ET JOURNAL 
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BOOK REVIEW _UGLY'S ELECTRICAL REFERENCES_
By: George V. Hart Edited by William C. Buchanan
Published by Burleson Distributing Corporation
Spiral Bound Soft Cover 4.5" X 6" 162 pages

Reference material includes:
 o Ruler (inch), Ohm's law, series circuits, parallel circuits,
 combination circuits, and electrical formulas.
 o Solving for amps, HP, watts, KW, KVA, capacitance, power
 factor correction, inductance, impedance, reactance, and
 capacitance.
 o Resistor color code, motors, transformers, wiring diagrams,
 conductor properties (NFPA 70 table 8), max number of conductors
 in raceway (NFPA 70), and general reference (metric conversions,
 scientific notation, decimal equivalents, etc.).
 o Math reference (circles, trigonometry, equations, fractions,
 etc.)
 o Conduit bending, pulley calculations, knots, and hand signals
 for cranes (not birds).
 o American Red Cross General First Aid
 o Ruler (metric)

This isn't really a book, however, it is a very useful tome. I
*highly* recommend that you get a copy of UGLY'S if you're an
electrician, a technician, a designer, and particularly if you
are preparing for a NICET examination. This guide includes a lot
of the reference material that you can use to:
 o Practice solving for unknown values in an electrical circuit
 o Learn how to manipulate Ohm's law
 o Solve volt-drop calculations using NFPA 70 Table 8
 o Determine conduit size based upon the number and size of
 conductors
 o Determine box size based upon the number and size of
 conductors
 o Determine allowable ampacity of conductors
 o What type insulation to choose based upon the application
 o How to convert from English to metric units and back
 
Plus basic first aid procedures, and a whole lot more at a
reasonable price!

Pros: An excellent reference manual that doesn't try to do too
much. It includes just the right amount of the right kind of reference
material and It's reasonably priced

Cons: None!


Many electrical distributors carry UGLY'S or you can order one
here: http://www.etnews.org/index.php?s=461&bid=9

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NICET TEST DATES 
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OREGON
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OR1 PCC Sylvania, Portland;
Test 11/15/03. Postmark deadline 9/27/03.
Test ??/??/04. Postmark deadline 12/1/03.

OR2 Clackamas Community College, Oregon City;
Test 11/15/03. Postmark deadline 9/27/03.
Test ??/??/04. Postmark deadline 12/1/03.

These dates are from the NICET web site.
For a complete list of all test centers and test dates, visit:
http://63.70.211.210/cfdocs/nicetschedule.cfm

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AFAA CLASS SCHEDULE 
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October 15-17, 2003 Boston, MA - Sponsored by New England AFAA
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_NewEngland_Oct2003.pdf

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October 21-23, 2003 Anchorage, AK
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_Anchorage_Oct2003.pdf

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November 3-6, 2003 Anaheim, CA - Sponsored by CAFAA
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*NEW* -> Plan Review Seminar <- *NEW*
Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/PR_ADV_CAFAA_ANAHEIM_NOV2003.pdf

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November 4-7, 2003 Boston, MA - Sponsored by New England AFAA
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*NEW* -> Plan Review Seminar <- *NEW*
*NEW* -> Understanding Code Requirements for Fire Alarm Systems
More information will be available soon.

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November 21, 2003 Reno, NV
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*NEW* -> Plan Review Seminar <- *NEW* 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/PR_Reno_Nov2003.pdf

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December 2-4, 2003 Phoenix, AZ - Co-sponsored by AZ AFAA
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Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III/IV) 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/PR_ADV_CAFAA_ANAHEIM_NOV2003.pdf

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December 9-11, 2003 San Antonio, TX - Co-sponsored by TX AFAA
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Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_SanAntonio_Dec2003.pdf

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